At a glance:
- Author: Guy de Maupassant
Henri-René-Albert Guy de Maupassant (moh-pah-sah), born on August 5, 1850, at Château de Miromesnil, was descended from an old French family; his grandfather was a wealthy landowner in Lorraine, and the writer’s father was a stockbroker in Paris. As a boy, Maupassant went to school at Yvetot, in Normandy, and later attended the lycée at Rouen. During his childhood and youth in Normandy he observed and absorbed a great deal of the life he was later to use so effectively in his fiction.
(The entire page is 1628 words.)
Want to read the whole thing?
Subscribe now to read the rest of this article. Plus, get access to:
- 30,000+ literature study guides
- Critical essays on more than 30,000 works of literature from Salem on Literature (exclusive to eNotes)
- An unparalleled literary criticism section. 40,000 full-length or excerpted essays.
- Content from leading academic publishers, all easily citable with our "Cite this page" button.
- 100% satisfaction guarantee READ MORE
Popular QuestionsSee all »
- What is the theme of "The Jewelry" and when does the climax occur?
- What is the conflict of Guy de Maupassant's "A Piece of String"?
- In the short story "The Jewelry" by Guy De Maupassant what would you use for a thesis statment?
- What is the summary of "The False Gems" by Maupassant? In 50 words
- What is the summary of "Moonlight" by Guy de Maupassant?
Test Your Knowledge